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Flowery Branch native to study primates in Peru

A six-hour plane ride to the small city of Puerto Maldonado, Peru, and a six-hour boat voyage downstream are all that separate Krista Banda from doing what she's been working toward for years - studying two species of small monkeys in different parts of the Amazon rainforest.

July 14, 2015 | BY HAILEY VAN PARYS intern@gainesvilletimes.com | Life top stories


East Hall teenager conquers bone cancer

As a cross-country runner, Justin Berry is no stranger to leg injuries. But what the 14-year-old thought was a torn calf muscle in August 2014 turned out to be much more than a common running injury and changed his life forever.

July 13, 2015 | Kelsey Williamson | Life top stories


Gainesville residents tackle river on annual paddle trip

As a child, Joe Kidd's grandfather took him and his siblings out on the Chattahoochee River in a flat-bottomed boat his father made.

July 12, 2015 | Kelsey Williamson | Life top stories


Gainesville church repays Kentucky community

After a painful car accident impacted her family five years ago, one small low-income Kentucky town showed a Gainesville teen its ability to share its love and gave her a passion to help them in return.

July 11, 2015 | Kelsey Williamson | Life top stories


Buchan is Miss Georgia Jr. Teen

July 10, 2015 | Michele Hester Times regional staff | Life top stories


Freshen up the look of home with a new coat of paint

Color has the ability to liven up any area of a home, from bedrooms to shutters and every nook in between. However, a poorly done paint job can emphasize imperfections in the home rather than hide them.

July 10, 2015 | Kelsey Williamson | Life top stories


Reap the benefits of a healthy breakfast

Breakfast is widely regarded as the most important meal of the day.

July 08, 2015 | Kelsey Williamson | Life top stories


Buford man powers through water in superboat

A maiden voyage on Lake Lanier followed by a breakdown usually would equal a bad day for most boaters. But for North Carolina native Dee Early, it led to a life-changing opportunity.

July 07, 2015 | Kelsey Williamson | Life top stories


Little Black Dress party symbolizes truimph for women in past, present

Considered a timeless piece full of power, the "little black dress" is a fashion statement. That statement is usually one of confidence and ease for any woman who dons one.

July 06, 2015 | Kelsey Williamson | Life top stories


Gainesville preteen fighting against all odds

All Callie Truelove wanted for her 12th birthday were chickens. All her parents wanted was to celebrate another year with their youngest daughter.

July 05, 2015 | Kelsey Williamson | Life top stories


Jehovah's Witness Convention focuses on imitating Jesus

"Imitating Jesus" in everyday life is an important concept to Jehovah's Witnesses' beliefs. And it's such a priority the religious group convenes nationwide at separate times during the summer to talk about it.

July 04, 2015 | Kelsey Williamson | Life top stories


Experts give tips on living sustainably

When buying groceries, county extension program assistant Robin Friedman always reads her food labels. If it contains palm oil, an oil made from the African oil palm tree, she puts it back.

July 03, 2015 | Amanda Head | Life top stories


Moonie's Texas barbecue cooks signature brisket in South Hall

When Moonie's Texas Barbecue first opened in 2011, customers were frequently met with a customary Texas barbecue greeting: "Sorry, we're out."

July 01, 2015 | Kelsey Williamson | Life top stories


Sunday dinner is more than a meal

Sunday dinner is a long-standing part of many families' weekend plans. Members gather around a table to talk about their weeks, reminisce and enjoy time with loved ones.

June 30, 2015 | Kelsey Williamson | Life top stories


Helen poet reveres written word

It was Mildred White's first trip to the principal's office. Mrs. McDonald had called the fourth-grader's mother to tell her that Mildred had turned in a poetry assignment that she simply could not have written. The poem about tulips, her first-ever poem, was too good, too rhythmic and structured.

June 28, 2015 | Kelsey Williamson | Life top stories


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Second-graders become authors and illustrators with hard-bound book

When second-grader Joan (pronounced John) Diaz walked into The Den at the media center at Fair Street International Academy last week, his face quickly lit ...

May 22, 2017 | Norm Cannada | Life top stories


Ronda Rich: Songs that tell a story

When I was almost 17 and started my career in media by hosting a weekend radio show on a country music station, I was no ...

May 22, 2017 | Ronda Rich | Life top stories


Brenau softball player gets back into the game after having a baby girl

Mackenzie Oliver Mullis' collegiate softball season came to an end Tuesday, but the next journey of her life is just underway.

May 21, 2017 | Nick Watson | Life top stories


Pets of the Week

May 21, 2017 | | Life top stories


Kipper Tool garden provides fresh fruits, vegetables for employees

About six years ago, a third of an acre adjacent to Kipper Tool in Gainesville was just a piece of turf. But employee Randy Jeffers ...

May 19, 2017 | Amber Tyner | Life top stories


4 picnic packing safety guidelines to follow this summer

When it comes to staying safe during summer picnics, it's not just sunscreen and water wings that are needed. As the temperature rises, so ...

May 17, 2017 | Jennifer Linn | Life top stories


Former teacher wins jury selection award with his movie 'The System'

Filmmaker Robert Keith Kelly said he felt intimidated when he attended the London International Filmmaker Festival of World Cinema in February, where his film "The ...

May 15, 2017 | Jennifer Linn | Life top stories


Hall County woman volunteers with March of Dimes after youngest daughter's premature birth

Melissa Payne is celebrating Mother's Day with her two daughters this year by having "mommy and me" portraits taken Saturday and enjoying a special ...

May 14, 2017 | Jennifer Linn | Life top stories


Waycross native overcame eyesight issues in path to role at Murrayville church

Editor's note: This series introduces one minister from a faith-based organization in the community each month.

May 13, 2017 | Jennifer Linn | Life top stories


Three area experts offer tips to grow perfect tomatoes this season

When it comes to successfully growing tomatoes, it's all about the dirt.

May 11, 2017 | Jennifer Linn | Life top stories


Roberts Family Blueberry Farm delivery service puts produce into customers’ hands

Blueberries are popular in Ruth Hill's Clermont home.

May 10, 2017 | Jennifer Linn | Life top stories


Jaemor Farms to drop off goods at 7 locations

The Roberts Family Blueberry Farm is not the only farm in town getting into the delivery business.

May 10, 2017 | Times staff reports | Life top stories


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